FIFA Women’s World Cup Ticket Nightmares Continue
Soccer fans were fuming last month when ticket orders to the Women’s World Cup were split up, and now, the craziness has continued. When the tournament started this past weekend, more problems with FIFA’s ticketing service ensued. A day ahead of the match between France and South Korea on... Read more
FIFA Scrambles to Reseat Customers After Ticket Fiasco
After initially shrugging off consumer complaints of separated seats from single orders, FIFA told reporters Tuesday that it is attempting to resolve the issue on the eve of the Women’s World Cup in France, according to USA Today. “There’s a holding position at the moment,” FIFA spokesman Will Shand... Read more
FIFA Sparks Outrage After Splitting Ticket Orders to Women’s World Cup
Tickets for June’s FIFA Women’s World Cup were released to fans who purchased them online on Monday. Unfortunately for some, the excitement of receiving tickets to see the best in the world play in France was followed immediately by anger – apparently many received tickets for their orders split... Read more
FIFA Forced To Pay Broker $16.8M For Unissued World Cup Tickets
FIFA was forced to pay $16.8 million plus interest to the U.S. ticket broker JB Sports Marketing, who never received World Cup tickets in 2014, a Swiss Supreme Court ruled. JBSM has been engaged in a lawsuit against FIFA since 2015. According to an email exchange between former FIFA general... Read more
FIFA Files Criminal Complaint Against Viagogo For World Cup Tickets
Before the 2018 World Cup tickets were distributed to purchasers, the secondary ticketing site Viagogo AG already had tickets listed for resale – some for nearly four times the price of the original ticket. Now, FIFA has filed a criminal complaint against the site. The 2018 World Cup is... Read more
Ticket Resale for World Cup Reportedly Carrying Penalties Near $40K
Woe to those who run afoul of the Russian authorities at this summer’s FIFA World Cup, as something as harmless as re-selling a ticket to the world’s most popular sporting event could lead to fines as heavy as $37,000, according to a recent post by RadioAustralia. “Security around stadiums... Read more
US Buys 80,000 Tickets To The 2018 World Cup Despite No Team
The U.S. Men’s National Team may have fallen short in its quest to make this summer’s World Cup – but U.S. fans (or at least residents) are still planning on making the trek to Russia, purchasing the second-highest total of tickets to the quadrennial showcase of the world’s most... Read more